Twitter reactions: Clinical India clean sweep West Indies and become No. 1 T20I side
India have reached the top of the ICC T20I team rankings after whitewashing West Indies in the three-match series. The Rohit Sharma-led Team India registered a comprehensive win over Kieron Pollard & Co. in the third and final T20I on Sunday.
The victory helped India catapult England at the top of the T20I team rankings, with Rohit’s men now matching the top rating of 269.
Suryakumar Yadav, who walked in to bat after Ishan Kishan’s dismissal, unleashed his brutal power on way to a 31-ball 65 and was well supported by Venkatesh Iyer (35 not out off 19) as India posted 184/5 on the board after being put in to bat.
While defending the set total, Indian pacers – Harshal Patel (3/22), Venkatesh (2/23 in 2.1 overs) and Shardul Thakur (2/33) – performed their tasks brilliantly after Deepak Chahar (2/15 in 1.5 overs) was forced to leave the field due to a hamstring injury.
For Windies, wicketkeeper-batter Nicholas Pooran continued his fine form scoring the third consecutive half-century (61 off 47 balls), but it was not enough as the hosts could manage just 167 for nine in their full quota of 20 overs.
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
Good morning from the No.1 ranked T20I side in the world 🌍💙
Total domination 🏆#INDvWI pic.twitter.com/D3nCZ9T3hE
— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) February 21, 2022
𝐓𝐇𝐀𝐓. 𝐖𝐈𝐍𝐍𝐈𝐍𝐆. 𝐅𝐄𝐄𝐋𝐈𝐍𝐆 ☺️ ☺️
What a performance this has been by the @ImRo45 -led #TeamIndia to complete the T20I series sweep! 🏆 👏#INDvWI | @Paytm pic.twitter.com/L04JzVL5Sm
— BCCI (@BCCI) February 20, 2022
RoHIT captaincy 👏🇮🇳✅👍🏼 @ImRo45! #INDvWI
— S.Badrinath (@s_badrinath) February 20, 2022
The Indian Team were on song against the Windies!#TeamIndia #INDvWI #LucknowSuperGiants pic.twitter.com/k2fwyGjzFu
— Lucknow Super Giants (@LucknowIPL) February 20, 2022
Winning this game with one bowler short was special. Captain Rohit Sharma was fantastic in managing the bowlers.
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) February 20, 2022
Suryakumar Yadav & Venkatesh Iyer can bat at any position & accelerate from the first ball. T20s is like a game of chess.India can spring in a surprise & bat either of them at higher positions to put off the opponents & target 5th bowler.T20s is about staying ahead of opposition
— Sarang Bhalerao (@bhaleraosarang) February 21, 2022
A good series win for Team India. Many positives. SKY, Harshal, Bishnoi , #venkateshiyer , all doing brilliantly. Harshal in the death overs was phenomenal. pic.twitter.com/w2oLeM6aZg
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) February 20, 2022
Surya u beauty @surya_14kumar enjoyed watching it .. lovely to see @venkateshiyer getting into the groove at number 6 .. superb for india 🇮🇳 #INDvWI
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) February 20, 2022
#TeamIndia are now No.1 in the ICC Men’s T20I Team rankings 🎉🎉 pic.twitter.com/3LeMLGOtD3
— BCCI (@BCCI) February 21, 2022
Up above ball goes so high
We’ve found a diamond in the SKY!
PS: Phenomenal batting by @venkateshiyer too 👏🏼 #INDvWI pic.twitter.com/W7Vc543gj1
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) February 20, 2022
We’ve long know that SKY can play. He is simply amazing when in form like tonight.
— Ian Bishop (@irbishi) February 20, 2022
indian men’s cricket team in 2022
January – lost everything
February – won in everything (so far)#INDvsWI
— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) February 20, 2022
Under #Rohit, show me one bad Indian bowler. Telling for umpteenth time, you got to know how to use your bowlers. #RohitforEver @ImRo45 #INDvsWI
— Rajesh Abraham🇮🇳 (@pendown) February 20, 2022
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